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Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
. martin luther king and show our shared values of service and citizenship. thank you so much and god bless. >> we have an incredible day for you here today. after the program, please check out all the wonderful organizations in the back. that is where you can pledge hours to help your community and our country all the along. i would like to bring up an incredible performer with a voice like an angel. she is the activist and activist and gospel singer, let's hear it for ms. adams. -- for miss yolanda adams. [applause] >> i am so glad you're here and i am honored to be here for the national day of service. showing out all day today. not just today, let's do it every day, ok? service is service is service is service every single day. we must be reminded that someone somewhere need this. even if you can give a hand or listen to someone's problems, that is better than i doing anything at all, right? let's sing.ll, ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ put your hands together, come on. ♪i we talked periodically what should be every day ♪ ♪ no broken heart ♪ let's never have an end ♪ ♪ here i am ♪
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
particularly proud of my father today is that, 19 years ago, he signed that made martin luther king day a national day of service. [cheers and applause] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing. as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had
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